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Strategies for selling at produce auctions

Agriculture is a subculture of our society. Produce auctions are a subculture of agriculture and are not always fully understood by folks working in the food system. I and two Extension colleagues are part of... more »

Farmers’ markets rebound, but effects of pandemic remain

Michael and Nancy Neils knew exactly what they wanted - and where to find it -at the certified farmers' market at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. The Sacramento couple marched from booth to booth at... more »

2022 Farm Fresh Directory now available in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 38th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory will help consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more in their local areas. The 2022 edition is also available in Spanish. “The... more »

America’s Farmers Market Celebration offering $10,000 in prizes

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition kicked off the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration (AFMC) on June 20 - the only annual ranking of the top farmers' markets in the United States... more »

California farmers’ markets receive state grants for healthy foods

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) has selected seven projects to receive $750,000 in total grant awards to facilitate the purchase of California-grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’... more »

Do’s and don’ts for selling at farmers’ markets

I've observed and confirmed with various market associations in the country that there is a demand for more produce vendors at many farmers’ markets. Since the pandemic's beginning, many produce growers have dropped out of... more »

Farm market business considerations for 2022

As we enter another year, it’s good to think about the future of our business. Not just for the new year ahead, but the decade. The decade of the 2020s will be noted for some... more »

PREVIEW: 2021 GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

Join Vegetable Growers News and Fruit Growers News for the GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour and visit some of West Michigan’s market-savvy farm markets. The tour will be moderated by Michigan State University Extension staff.... more »

City operation balances social distancing, customer access

A two-acre farm is small, but put it in a city and the story changes. Combine that with the right partnering and the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and the Trowel &... more »

Take basics steps toward a successful market

What distinguishes a successful farm market from a mediocre one? Some simple management practices can be the difference between a profitable market and a marginal one. The following “seven steps to success” were observed by... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

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